If you’ve ever had compliments on what a great cook you are, you may have a romantic notion about opening your own restaurant someday. But unless you’ve actually worked in one, most people underestimate what a challenge it is to own and operate a successful restaurant on a daily basis. It can be an even more daunting task for the locally owned and independent operators competing against the chain restaurants.
It’s no surprise that statistics show a large majority of restaurants fail. It doesn’t make it any easier when Springfield has over 1,000 dining establishments to choose from with even more in the surrounding areas.
So it’s no small feat and it makes us proud and grateful that our Bambino’s Cafe’ on Delmar is celebrating 20 years in business in 2020 as one of the top restaurants in Springfield Missouri. What makes it worth all those late hours, sore backs and feet, doing mountains of dishes and much more? We’re kind of like the Peace Corps. It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love. Seeing our little Italian cafe grow into a Springfield institution loved by locals and visitors alike makes all these long hours worthwhile. We feel the love and the feeling is mutual.
Dedicated Customers And Community
The owners and staff of Bambinos agree that the foremost reason for our success is the tremendous support from the community and our loyal customers. Founding Partner, Andy Faucett says, “There is a personal gratitude that I feel for the community that has supported us over the years. I want to give a heartfelt thank you to our customers and staff who have carried us through. Over the last two decades, our customers have gone out of their way to tell others how much they enjoy our food and staff and have thanked us for the role Bambino’s plays in their community.”
We will continue doing everything we can to keep our customers happy and this is what keeps our Bambino’s family rocking and rolling. It is very rewarding when Bambino’s has been voted numerous times as a favorite restaurant in local polls, or showed up on a top 10 list for the state.
Andy remains modest about our restaurants and their success, giving credit to others. He adds, “Thanks to the support we have garnered over the years, I look forward to continue running a locally owned, family operated, independent restaurant in Springfield, Missouri.”
Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Family helps glue our success together as Bambinos is a third generation family owned business. Andy and Chuck Faucett are brothers and along with their mother, Mary Faucett, they own Bambinos. In addition, their nephews and nieces share the work with them. And some of our staff have been with Bambinos for so long, they’re practically family. We couldn’t do it without our Bam Fam!
Another fulfilling aspect of being one of the top restaurants in Springfield for the past 20 years is having the pleasure of giving back to our community. Bambinos is honored to have spearheaded many fundraising events that benefit local non-profits, organizations and schools. It is important for us to pay it forward.
It All Adds Up
We believe adding our pledge to provide plant based options and from scratch food items is paramount. Looking for ways to purchase locally-sourced food and practice eco-friendly habits have also kept us going. We listen to what our customers value the most and do everything we can to keep them happy.
We would like to thank our customers for joining our Bambino’s family and giving us the opportunity to bring you fresh, delicious, healthy and affordable dining for so many years. With you as part of our team, we look forward to serving you for the next 20 years.